Interesting little blowup over IVF babies, where an Italian fashion firm is being boycotted by celebrities such as Elton John and Courtney Love. The Dolce and Gabbana firm, headed up by a namesake pair of gay Italians, is the object of scorn when they called IVF tots "synthetic". Sir Elton is ticked since he has a pair of them with his "husband."
Dolce and Gabbana alsoseem to be old-school on families-
But in an interview with Italian magazine Panorama this weekend they went further saying they also didn't agree with the idea of gay families.
"We oppose gay adoptions," they say, "The only family is the traditional one.
"No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed."
Domenico Dolce went on to say that having children should be an "act of love".
It seems like a certain amount of folk Catholicism seems to have stuck with these two, even if they missed the memo on homosexual activities. Some folks on the cultural left seem to understand that while an unorthodox lifestyle works for them, that it's unhealthy for the whole of society to go down that route. Camille Paglia is another gay liberal (with a bit of a libertarian streak) that has a bit of an old-school streak that shows from time to time.
This seems to have a strong echo of the Catholic natural law school of thought, that there are certain truisms that shine through the universe even without being beat over the head with a Bible. Designer babies trigger a natural law yuck-response in quite a few folks that aren't card carrying right-to-lifers, including a pair of gay fashionistas.